Memory System For Schedules And Appointments

As with telephone numbers, many people find appointments and schedules hard to remember. They employ similar systems for coping with their problem, the most common, of course, being the diary. Unfortunately many people don't always keep their diaries with them In this chapter I introduce two systems, the first of which is for immediate daily use, the second for remembering schedules and appointments for an entire week. The first involves your basic peg systems. Simply equate the number in your...

Remembering For Examinations

Few people hear the word 'examination' without a slight feeling of fear or distaste. In Speed Reading, I have dealt comprehensively with methods for studying three to ten times more effectively. Here I'm going to discuss examinations in relation to memory systems. Typically, the person taking an examination dashes to his seat in order to use all the available time and reads his examination paper so nervously, quickly and confusedly that he has to read it over again to find out just what it is...

The History Of Memory

From the time when man first began to depend on his mind for coping with the environment, the possession of an excellent memory has placed individuals in positions of both command and respect. The amazing feats in remembering accomplished by particular people were so impressive that they have become legendary It is difficult to say exactly when and where the first integrated ideas on memory arose. It is reasonable to state, however, that the first sophisticated concepts can be attributed to the...

Mm

Situations where you might be trying to remember a long number which contains the same two-digit sequence more than once. You don't have to repeat the same word, but can use another word representing the same number Another advantage of this memory system is that you don't have to learn the memory words by heart since they are 'self coding'. They will pop into your mind instantly as long as you know the rules Up to this point in the Chapter you have been given a lot of detailed information...

The Numbershape System

In the last chapter we established the ground-work for all our memory systems. We learned that memory is a linking process and that it can be aided by exaggeration, by movement, by substitution, and by being absurd. We now move on to the first of the Peg memory systems. A Peg memory system differs from the link system in that it uses a special list of items which never change, and to which the items you wish to remember are joined or linked. A Peg system can be thought of as a clothes cabinet...

Skipnum

Skipnum Self-Coding Instant Phonetic Number Memory grid is an entirely new memory system. It was developed by my close friend and associate Heinz Norden, the well-known writer, translator and polymath. Skipnum differs from other major memory systems in that it is based almost entirely on phonetics. The system is based on two elements everyone knows 1, The initial letter of the memory word is the same as the initial letter of the number which is attached to that word. For example the numbers...